Date:   Apr 22, 2015

Victoria BC – It is with great sadness that VicPD announces the passing of retired Police Service Dog Arko yesterday.

PSD Arko served the communities of Victoria and Esquimalt with his handler Cst. Colin Ash from 2004 until his retirement in 2011. PSD Arko and Cst. Ash were a very successful team and assisted in numerous investigations.

Since his retirement, PSD Arko enjoyed his time with his family, but recently became ill.

PSD Arko will be memorialized on the VicPD K9 Memorial plaque that is currently on display in the VicPD headquarters front counter area.